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Mary Elizabeth MARTIN

Mary Elizabeth MARTIN

Female 1897 - 1983  (86 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth MARTIN 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Birth 25 MAY 1897  Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Clifton, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Aft 1940  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1950  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1950  175 Harrison Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1955  275 Harrison Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1978  Spring Lake, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1980  Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 16 OCT 1983  Carroll Health Center Nursing Home, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Aft 16 OCT 1983  Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary 22 OCT 1983  Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age 86 years 
    Notes 
    • RJCarr: Mary's father, James, deserted his wife, Alice, who in turn went to live near her sister Catherine (nee Martin) Walsh. Shortly after Catherine's death, Alice moved in with the Walsh family to cook and to care for the children - her nieces and nephews. Mary Elizabeth Martin never provided clarification of her mother's marital circumstance. To add to the lack of clarity, no one was ever sure when Mary was born so an educated guess was made when the time came to engrave her tombstone. She died in about her 86th year of life. There is some doubt about the exact cause of her death. Many thought that she was being treated for cancer which which her physical appearance supported. Two Stockdale granddaughters (both nurses) think that was a misdiagnosis. She is buried in Carroll, Iowa with her husband Louis Drury Carr.

      Granny was small in stature which, among other endearing traits, made her a favorite with her grandchildren. As the grandchildren grew up it would appear as if she was ever shrinking. When she lived in the Jersey City apartment on Harrison Avenue she would allow older grandchildren to operate the dumbwaiter in the kitchen. On garbage days the building super would ring a buzzer which was notice that the garbage should be placed on the carriage. It was a special treat to help her out in that chore. I'm sure that she held some manner of fear that one of the children would eventually try and ride the cart to the bottom. I have no personal knowledge that a ride was ever taken. If such a ride was ever made, it would only have been tried by cousins William Dill Jr. (Billy) or John Mark. That is not to disparage their behavior; it only serves to point out that in my branch of the family we would never jeopardize our well-being on such an excursion. No, we did not fear a potential injury during such a ride; it was total fear of the repercussion if such a ride was discovered by a parent. We were not raised as risk-takers.
    Person ID I155  Carr-Scott | Branch - James Kerr/Carr (1804-1879) Descendants
    Last Modified 8 NOV 2023 

    Father Ancestors James P. MARTIN,   b. Abt 1872 
    Mother Ancestors Alice Elizabeth KELLY,   b. 17 DEC 1877, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 SEP 1950, 304 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1896  Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage James was ~ 24 years old - Alice was ~ 18 years old. 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Louis Drury CARR,   b. 24 JUN 1899, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 JAN 1986, Carroll Health Center Nursing Home, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 01 MAR 1924  [4
    • SOCIETY NEWS
      A lovely wedding took place Saturday morning in the St. Patrick's church, Olyphant, when Miss Mary Elizabeth Martin, of Olyphant, became the bride of Louis Drury Carr, of Paterson, N. J. The Rev. Patrick J. Murphy performed the ceremony and celebrated the nuptial mass which followed. Before the ceremony Mrs. William McNulty sang "I Love You Truly." She also sang "At Dawning” and ‘O, Lord, I Am Not Worthy" during the offertory and communion. The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, Attorney P. L. Walsh, of Olyphant, was charmingly attired in a gown of white crepe chiffon over charmeuse, fashion in bouffant style with a count train, and trimmed with rare old lace. Her veil, which was of red lace, was arranged becomingly in crown effect. She carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots. Miss Martin’s wrap was a cape of rare paisley, which was also worn by her grandmother on her wedding day. Miss Rosemary Walsh, a cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a frock of pink georgette fashioned over yellow in bouffant style and a poke hat of pink mohair, trimmed with lace and rainbow streamers. She carried a bouquet of red roses. Nona Bried, a niece of the bride, was also in the bridal party as a flower girl. She was prettily attired in a French dress of pale pink georgette with poke bonnet to match and carried a basket of assorted nosegays. Charles Neil, of Paterson, N. J., was best man, and Thomas Fadden and John Grimshaw, of Patterson (sic), were ushers. The bride's gift to her attendant was a pink ostrich fan mounted in old ivory. The groom’s gift to the best man was a platinum watch chain, and the ushers, white gold watch chains. Following the ceremony there was a reception at the home of the bride’s grandfather, the late P. J. Kelly, with her mother, Miss William Martin, and her grandmother, Mrs. P. S. Kelly, receiving. After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Carr left on an extended trip through New England and Canada. They will reside at Clifton, N. J., after April 1. Mrs. Carr is a graduate of East Stroudsburg Normal school and has been teaching in the Olyphant schools for the past few years. Mr. Carr is supervising principal of the schools of Clifton, N. J. The out-of-town guests at the wedding and reception were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. William Seward Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chapman and son, Warren, Mrs. Clara Stallard, Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Pyle and Miss Elizabeth Carr, Mrs. Carr Richard (sic), and Henry Parke Carr, of Paterson, N. J.; Mrs. A. B. Knight and Miss Nell O'Boyle, of New York; Mrs. Mary Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McCarthy and daughter, of Wilkes-Barre; Misses Nell, and Mary Shavlin, of Freeland; Misses Mary and Helen McDonnell, of Dunmore; and Miss Madeline Larkin, of Carbondale.
      The Tribune (Scranton, PA)
    • Louis Drury and Mary Elizabeth [Martin] Carr spent most of their married-years in New Jersey. In about 1983 when their health began to deteriorate and with no family members nearby, their children agreed that the optimum place for them to live would be near their son, William (Bill). So Louis and Mary flew along with their sons and a granddaughter, Mary Alice Stockdale who served as a flight nurse, from Spring Lake, NJ to Carroll, Iowa on a chartered plane. Bill was able to visit them daily in their assisted living home until they died. Thus their final resting placed became Iowa. When Bill and his wife later moved to Mississippi it seemed that Louis & Mary were being stranded alone in the Midwest (!), so two grandchildren (Regis 7 Suzanne) thought to have them re-intered in a Carr family plot in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, NJ. Those plans were tabled when Bill advised that he planned to join his parents when that time arrives.
    Age at Marriage Mary was 26 years and 10 months old - Louis was 24 years and 9 months old. 
    Children 
    +1. John Louis CARR,   b. 03 DEC 1926, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 DEC 2016, Woodbridge, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 90 years)
    +2. Alice Marie CARR,   b. 18 SEP 1930, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 02 FEB 2010, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +3. William Dill CARR,   b. 21 OCT 1934, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 APR 2022, 421 S. Clark Street, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
    Documents 2 Documents
    Family ID F267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 OCT 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 MAY 1897 - Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Olyphant, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Clifton, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher at St. Aloysius School. Here is a convoluted story about that school. Mary (Martin) Carr's daughter, Alice (Carr) Stockdale, was the wife of COL William Stockdale who taught in the engineering department at West Point. On weekends while William and Alice were at West Point, they hosted a couple of young women who were dating cadets. The women would generally arrive on Friday afternoons and be assigned a bedroom in the Stockdale family quarters (military for home). The would would them walk the short distance from the quarters to meet their dates in the cadet area of the Academy. On Saturdays they would watch the Cadet parade, meet their cadet date for lunch in the Cadet Mess Hall, cheer for Army at the football game and enjoy dancing at the sock hop that evening - or take in a movie or enjoy conversation in one of several cadet social halls. Sunday, the women would bid farewell to the Stockdale's and their cadet date - and for the most part - return to their own college campuses to attend classes. One of the women who enjoyed the Stockdale's hospitality was Kate. The mother of one of Kate's two daughters-in-law (Stacy) attended Saint Aloysius where Mary (Martin) Carr taught grade school. Stacy's mother's best friend, Lorraine, was in Mrs. Carr's class. (Good grief, I only know Kate.) Theresa as mentioned in the email stream is Theresa (Stockdale) Homan, Mrs. Carr's youngest of ten (10) granddaughters. David and Bill who were also mentioned, are Theresa's two brothers. In January 2020, Lorraine sent Stacy's mother a photo of a post card showing Aloysius School in its early days. Stacy's mother forwarded the photo along with a an explanation of the card's significance which I have slightly edited (deleted surnames names & email addresses). From: Dianne . Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:12 PM To: Stacy Subject: Fwd: Old postcard photo of St Al’s This postcard was WAY before me.The "little school" was on the right where I had 2nd and 4th grade. Mrs. Carr (Teresa's grandmother) taught in that building.)l The "big school" wasn't built yet- which is old. Many wonderful childhood memories. I made my communion, confirmation and graduated 8th grade in the church. Aunt Denise & Aunt Kathy were baptized iand Aunt Denise made her communion there. Believe it or not, I also was involved in choir later grades and grades 4 & 5 sang at the 9:am mass on Sunday. When I went for Aunt Laura's funeral, I found it very comforting. It's a beautiful church which I would love for you to see. There is so much of my childhood you don't know or have seen. xoxo Mom >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< In reply: From: Stacy Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 3:11 PM To: Kate Subject: FW: Old postcard photo of St Al’s Pls forward to Mary Alice, David and Bill too. The night Alice met Stacy they realized a Jersey City connection. Stacy’s Mom and her best friend, Lorraine, went to St Al’s. I think your grandmother taught Lorraine. Always say please and thank you. Life goes in circles. Kate Hi Kate, my mom found this postcard for St. Al’s, where Mrs. Carr used to teach. Can you forward along to Teresa? My mom said she taught in theic school next to the church on the left side, second floor. J - Aft 1940 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1950 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1950 - 175 Harrison Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955 - 275 Harrison Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1978 - Spring Lake, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1980 - Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 16 OCT 1983 - Carroll Health Center Nursing Home, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Aft 16 OCT 1983 - Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - MARY M. CARR CARROLL, Iowa — Mary M. Carr, 86, a former resident of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., died Oct. 16 at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home. Mrs. Carr was born in Olyphant, Pa., and had lived in Jersey City, N.J, and Spring Lake Heights before moving here this year. She was third grade teacher at St. Aloysius School, Jersey City, for 20 years, retiring in 1962. She was a member of Society of St. Theresa, Jersey City. Surviving are her husband, Louis D.; two sons, John, Woodbridge Va., and William, here; a daughter, Alice Stockdale, Richland, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The Twit Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Asbury Park Press (New Jersey) - 22 OCT 1983 - Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 11 Photos

    Documents 9 Documents

    Headstones
    Carr, Louis D: Headstone
    Carr, Louis D: Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=3693&h=9559243&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=61843.

    2. [S363] Web: Iowa, Find A Grave Index, 1838-2011, Database online.
      Record for Mary Elizabeth Martin

    3. [S1172] Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, https://www.newspapers.com/image/148496265/?article=9e73f139-3d84-4a0e-9ef2-5313d757ca99&focus=0.32199708,0.633845,0.48298636,0.77702516&xid=3355.

    4. [S1247] Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/2734537:62116.